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Old 09-10-2010, 07:42 AM
Location: Pittsburgh
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I just fixed up another Gillece mess. This time they didn't glue the flu pipe together! Another customer paid $12,000 for a $1200 job...

Pass it around to you friends to stay away from them.

Always get references from friends or family...
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:23 AM
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I presume you are referring to the infamous Tom Gillece, not Mark Gillece, who, I believe is a relative, but has a MUCH better reputation.
From what I've heard, and lately seen on TV, Tom Gillece should be put out of business; what a despicable crook and con-man!
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:19 AM
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Yeah I've been avoiding them for several years, ever since a co-worker had a bad experience. And now lots of recent crap about them. Now it's apparently true they are the largest outfit and thus sheer numbers of complaints will be more because of it. But the types of things that are going on do not sound good. There are plenty of other worthy shops to call. I've used AirPro recently for heating/air.

Now I got my clutch replaced at Gillece Transmissions. I don't know if they are close relatives, but this shop seemed ok.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:21 AM
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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Reputation: 1041
Team 4: Customers Regret Decision To 'Call Gillece' - Video - WTAE Pittsburgh (http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/video/24763149/index.html - broken link)
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:02 AM
Location: Observatory Hill
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I knew all I needed to know about them when I called to have them come out for an estimate on some electrical work. They said I would be charged about $200 (can't remember the exact figure) for them to come out, but then that money could be put toward whatever work needs done...

Not a bad scam... what since people are already in to them for $200 and they don't want to "lose" that money.

If any contractor, for any reason, tells you that you need to pay them to come out for an estimate, thank them for their oh-so-valuable time and then tell them to lump it. It's a despicable practice.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:56 PM
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I heard the Attorney General's Office or BBB was investigating them. At least my dad is a plumber so I know who to call lol.
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